Friday, May 13, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Riley and Sons Autobody and Collision Specialists, Inc., Anderson Community Schools Foundation and Ebbertt Education Center have named two student-winners of autobody trades scholarship awards. The annual awards are available to area senior vocational trades students continuing their education in autobody and collision repair trades.
Scholarship winners Kyle Douglas and Michael McNally, graduates of Highland High School, Anderson, Indiana, are enrolled in the autobody and collision repair trades program at Lincoln Technical School, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Each year the $1,000.00 cash awards are made available to qualified area high school students enrolled in the Autobody Trades Program at Ebbertt Education Center, Anderson, Indiana. The awards are provided to assist students with their autobody trades secondary education. These highly- technical programs can cost as much as $20,000 for a 18- month program.
Established in 1998 by Riley & Sons, Anderson’s locally-owned collision repair facility, and the Anderson Community Schools Foundation, the awards are the first of their kind for Central Indiana. Vocational students enrolled in the Ebbertt Education Center program must maintain a 3.0 GPA in autobody trades and meet certain general academic standards to qualify.
Dave Driggers , Co-Owner of Riley & Sons, Inc., believes the scholarship program is good for the industry. “Students in Ebbertt’s autobody trade classes receive excellent instruction. Providing scholarships to those continuing their education only helps to provide our industry with better-trained, more professional technicians,” he says.
The annual scholarships are awarded by the Anderson Community Schools Foundation during their annual awards banquet. “These scholarships provide even more opportunity for young people to prepare for a meaningful, stable and profitable occupation,” says Cynthia Granger, executive director of the ACS Foundation.
Two Highland High School Students Receive Unique Vocational Scholarships